Outgoing sailors undergo vocational training in Sattahip


More than 100 Royal Thai Navy sailors took part in vocational training in eight areas to help them transition to private life.

Rear Adm. Somsak Payakong, deputy director of the Military Career Development Division, introduced trainers from the Department of Skills Development, Rayong Skills Center, Institute for Skills Development Region 3, and the Thai Shipowner’s Association at the April 23 course opening in Sattahip.

Eight general-technician and commercial-mariner courses were offered. Of the 110 people participating, 78 participated in six courses involving general engineering while 32 others undertook two courses involving civil training for fleet members.

Officers, teachers and many students pose for a group photo after the launch of the program.Officers, teachers and many students pose for a group photo after the launch of the program.

The motorbike technician, electrical technician, small air-conditioning technician, and forklift-handling courses were attended by 58 sailors, while the boat courses were taken by 29 servicemen.

Somsak said the vocational training was to provide knowledge, expertise and skills in order to have job opportunities outside the military.

The vocational training programs is a policy of the Sattahip Naval Base that was organized between the naval base, government authorities, and private businesses to develop quality workers and make sure that exiting troops will have a proper occupation after being discharged.